News: Mobile Phones
Thursday, 17 Apr 2014
The latest version of the Google Camera can be found on the Play Store and one of its new features is the ability to add lens blur to your pictures. Hit the link to find out more.
Google has unveiled an ambitious modular smartphone concept at its Project Ara Developer Conference that would let customers swap out major components, including the camera, speakers and GPS module. The device would retail for just US$50 for the basic smartphone, and could be available as early as January 2015.
Guess what? It turns out that Windows Phone 8.1's digital personal assistant is a friend of the old Office assistant.
According to reports, Yahoo is working hard on projects to optimize its mobile search so as to convince Apple to make Yahoo its default iOS search engine.
Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014
The fingerprint scanner security feature of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone can be bypassed with a spoofing hack. The hack was demonstrated by researchers from Germany-based Security Research Labs.
StarHub will charge 4G customers an additional $2.14 per month for the 4G Speed Boost from 1st June 2014.
According to market research firms IHS, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone costs about US$256 to make, making it more costly to make than the iPhone 5S.
Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014
We just learnt from Jonney Shih, Chairman of ASUS, that the company will be unveiling a flagship Android smartphone in the second half of 2014. It is likely to be the successor to the ASUS PadFone Infinity.
HTC just announced that a software update (version 1.54.707.7) is available for One (M8) users. Among the new features and improvements are the Extreme Power Saving Mode and SIM card optimizations.
ASUS today announced the availability of the ZenFone series in South East Asia, which are preloaded with the new ZenUI interface and PixelMaster camera technology for better image quality. The ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 are slated for a launch in Singapore next month.